Mid & East Antrim

Current status Pre-Hearing Stage

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13th May 2022

The Commission has published the Questions [ED004] for the initial public hearing sessions of the Independent examination (weeks 1 & 2) to be conducted from Monday 6th June 2022 - Friday 17th June 2022 inclusive.

The Commission has also updated the Hearing programme [ED003] after contacting all those eligible to participate in the initial hearing sessions. Version 2 of the Guidance Notes for Participants has also been uploaded.

These documents can be found on our MEA Examination Library page here

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8th April 2022

The Commission has published the Guidance Notes, Remote Hearings Protocol and the Hearing Programme for the initial two weeks of the public hearing sessions of the Independent Examination to be conducted from Monday 6th June 2022 - Friday 17th June 2022 inclusive. These documents can be found on our MEA Examination Library page here [Ref ED001 - ED003]

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1th October 2021

The Department for Infrastructure has appointed the Planning Appeals Commission to conduct an Independent Examination of the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council's Local Development Plan. Programme Officer, Barry Fegan, has reviewed the draft Plan Strategy documents supplied directly by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and the Commission has assigned Commissioner Rosemary Daly and Commissioner Carrie McDonagh to perform the IE. 

The Commissioners will proceed to undertaking a series of checks to ensure that all essential regulatory steps have been taken by the Council and to identify any fundamental concerns about the soundness of the plan. Following these checks, the Commissioners may request further written evidence and an exploratory meeting may be held. If an exploratory meeting is not required we will proceed to arrange the hearing sessions. 

The Programme Officer will make contact with all parties who made representations in due course. All communications in relation to this examination should be directed to Barry Fegan, on 028 9089 3917 or by sending an email to MEA.LDP@pacni.gov.uk . 

Further information regarding the Commission’s procedures for Independent Examinations can be found in our procedures document here.